Burnt Oak Primary School
Pupil Premium – Allocation, Use and Impact
The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals (or have been entitled to over the last 5 years), those looked after by the local authority and the children of armed service personnel.
Disadvantage has a big influence on pupils’ life chances. Pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds are twice as likely to be not in education, employment or training and are at higher risk of ending up in poverty as adults. In 2014, only 36.5% of disadvantaged pupils achieved 5 A*-C including English and maths GCSEs, compared with 64% per cent of all other pupils.
At Burnt Oak Primary School our spending of Pupil Premium funding is informed by the Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit - a summary of educational research which provides guidance for schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.
On the basis of this research we recognise the importance of using Pupil Premium funding to support both pupils’ academic progress and their social and emotional development.
The impact of our spending of Pupil Premium funding is measured in terms of it's impact on pupil achievement (see below) and this spending is reviewed annually. Our next review date is April 2018.
Our planned spending for 2017/2018 remains the same as 2016/17.
Planned spending of the Pupil Premium allocation
- Breakfast Club to help pupils have a good start to the day.
- Saturday Schools delivered by experienced teachers.
- Literacy and numeracy one-to-one tuition for underachieving pupils.
- Literacy and mathematics booster groups led by experienced teachers
- Support for bilingual children from an experienced Higher Level teaching Assistant.
- Place2Be provision to support children's emotional development by offering them a space where they can express their feelings through talking, creative work and play.
- Specialist sports coaching to increase pupils’ engagement, self-esteem and levels of wellbeing.
- Mindfulness yoga sessions to raise levels of wellbeing.
Impact on pupil achievement
Percentage of Pupil Premium funded pupils at the expected standard in 2017
For KS1 Pupil Premium funded pupils, attainment is well above national figures for all pupils in writing and in line with national figures in reading and maths.
At KS2, 59% of pupils were Pupil Premium funded which is well above the national average. These pupils made better progress in reading and were above their peers for attainment in reading, writing and maths.